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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 26, 2013 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Plan F

I think the band had dusted off the old "Man Down Protocol" that was first implemented in 1984 (sometimes called the "Fat Man Protocol"). This drill was practiced frequently in case of spontaneous gravitational decay by Jerry. It was decided that stage hands (the number of hands required was in direct proportion to the number of Twinkies consumed pre-show)were to quickly run on stage and remove the stricken band member while the music continued, hopefully reducing the negative effects on 20,000 doped out tweakers. When the Furthur tour promoters realized that the age of some band members was quickly approaching Jerry's waist size circa '85, they decided to bring it back for just such an occasion.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Apr 26, 2013 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plan F

Yeah, but they didn't remove him did they? if they had immediately removed him and attended to him that would be different, but they propped him up in a chair and basically let him carry on when he was obviously disoriented and couldn't even stand. And they left him up there looking like he was ready to pass out for at least 9 minutes. I don't care what the circumstance is, that's wrong.
I wonder if there are any union rules about that. I know music is different than other fields, but any other industry and there would be lawsuits over forcing an obviously incapacitated person to continue working.

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Poster: sproutsdream Date: Apr 27, 2013 4:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plan F

neo-con bullshit does not belong here

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Apr 26, 2013 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plan F: Furthur Corporate Policy "Fat Man Protocol"

So let me get this straight...

The Furthur (and GDP before them) corporate policy is this: If a band member collapses on stage, the rest of the boys continue as if nothing happened and some stage hands come out and discreetly drag the body offstage?

Genius!

Seems appropriate for a band with 2 geriatric members.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 27, 2013 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Which one's Pink?

As Mr. Waters so eloquently put it "Welcome to the machine".

If you go with the Ambien theory, this might have been the conversation they had with Bob post-meltdown as they took him backstage for a quick dose of Ensure: "Can you stand up? I do believe it's working, good. That'll keep you going through the show..."

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Apr 27, 2013 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which one's Pink?

geritol!!!

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Poster: beep* Date: Apr 27, 2013 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which one's Pink?

Was that a Floydian slip?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Apr 27, 2013 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Plan F: Furthur Corporate Policy 'Fat Man Protocol'

you think they should have pulled out the employee handbook mid-song??